CSSA Board of Directors Meeting August 4, 2014

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Aug 24 2014 at 12:38PM PDT in Fall 2014

Present: George Stroh, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Dewey Hom, Treasurer; Terry Cartledge, American League Director; Lee Molway, Legends League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Ken Taylor; Player Representative

Absent: Anthony Roberts, Legacy League Director; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director

George Stroh called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.

Secretary: Minutes read and discussed. Minutes passed unanimous. Thank you to Ray DeLuca for taking the minutes for the July meeting.

Treasurers Report: Beginning amount $15,236.73. Ending amount $10,127.57. Discussed and passed unanimously

Topics Discussed:

 Fall Season: Schedule practices are being given on a availability basis. Season is scheduled to end the last week of October. All award winners will need to get the names in as soon as possible so awards can be presented at the Fall Banquet in November. Rosters need to be given to Yvonne Cartledge as soon a possible so that the data can be entered.

Fall Drafts: To be completed this week.

Schedules: Will be distributed and posted as soon as they are completed.

Web site: Yvonne Cartledge presented an update of the new CSSA website. Security levels are being addressed. Dewey Hom will have full access along the Yvonne and Anne Ryan. All others will be able to see but won’t be able to make any changes. Personal information (telephone numbers, addresses, etc.) will not be able to be accessed.

The new web site can be accessed at: It is currently available and is still be updated. Plans are for registration to be possible for the spring season.

A motion was made discussed and pass unanimously to compensate Yvonne Cartledge approximately $300.00 for her work on our new web site. Terry Cartledge abstained.

League Specific By Laws and rule changes: Discussion on rules for the Lowell Lawson League. Topics discussed were courtesy runners, length of games, gentleman rule: no throwing out a runner at first from the outfield.

Senior League: to use the flip flop rule in the last inning: home team if behind by 5 or more runs will bat after there at bats in the sixth inning.

National League will use the flip flop rule if down by 10 or more runs.

Other topics discussed and clarified:

Pool player do not have their stats tabulated.
Pool players can only play on one team once per season.
Senior, American, National pool players can play any position.

Proposal American League to adopt rules of the National League. 5 runs max per inning, 3 homeruns per person, 55 minute games. Last inning is an open inning.

Discussed and passed unanimously.

What criteria should we use to determine tie breakers. Head to Head, run differential against opponent, run differential overall. Will be revisited at next meeting.

Other business:

A discussion on voting for League Directors was initiated. Should only players in a specific league be allowed to vote for that director and how would we implement such a vote. This will be revisited next meeting.

Ken Taylor will present a letter for nominating League directors.

Glenn Peacock will work with Ray DeLuca on giving an opportunity for our food sponsors to submit a bid on our November banquet.

Next meeting August 25th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Adjourned at 8:20p.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Glenn H. Peacock
CSSA Secretary